Our Mission Statement
Through the use of personal, expressive vocal music, Assabet Valley Mastersingers (AVM) enriches the quality of life for the people of the Assabet River Valley, Massachusetts. With a commitment to performance excellence and innovative programming, local talented vocalists and instrumentalists perform celebrated masterworks, lesser-known masterworks and commissioned works.
Our Upcoming Performances!
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 8:00 PM
St. Mary’s Parish
640 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545
With orchestra and soloists:
The bright and classical Haydn Mass in Time of War with its restless rumblings of war will be followed by Lauridsen’s ethereal and lush Lux Aeterna with its promise of eternal light. Also titled Pauken Messe for its uses of timpani (pauken), Haydn’s work was written at a time when Austria was being mobilized for war. The Mass was perceived by some as anti-war, but its joyful nature at least suggests a happier time.
The powerful emotions and the serenity of Lux Aeterna have been compared by some to Brahm’s A German Requiem. Lauridsen uses exquisite harmonic colors and fluid rhythms to express the feeling and meaning of the text ‘light eternal.’
Golf Outing and Dinner~Concert
to Benefit AVM
Monday, May 22, 2017
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
284 E Temple St, Boylston, MA 01505
Join us for golf, prizes, dinner, and a performance by the Assabet Valley Chambersingers!